Our teaching includes our Border Health Service Learning Institute which is a one graduate credit week long intensive border immersion experience which focuses on connecting the dots between migration, health and economic development. Students and faculty spend the week at the border collaborating with local community organizations to support the daily activities of public health outreach in the community. Small teams of students and faculty provide daily reflections with a culminating presentation to the community partners at the end of the week.
This study is to elucidate the impact that Schistosomiasis has on mine workers. Schistosomiasis is a known endemic parasitic disease impacting communities in Anhui Province, China. However, the impact that this disease has on Mine Workers and their families is not known. The study hypothesis is that Schistosomiasis infections in endemic regions reduce working-days per year in Anhui mine workers.
Researchers from Conservation & Ecosystem Health Alliance (CEHA) of Kampala, Uganda; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA traveled through the Albertine Rift Valley (Valley) of western Uganda from April 11 -20, 2012. The research trip initiated at the Murchison National Park, continuing south through the Valley to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.